Can A Metal Roof Actually Last For 40 Years?

Can A Metal Roof Actually Last For 40 Years?


If you’re considering replacing your roof, there are probably several factors that will influence your decision of what type of roof you should buy. Factors like the cost of the new roof, how durable it is and how long it is going to last you.

Well, when it comes to metal roofing, one of the main benefits you’ll see repeated time and time again is that it lasts longer than traditional asphalt shingle varieties. A whole lot longer.


But is this claim accurate?

We’re glad to say it is! In fact, depending upon the material used, metal roofs can be expected to last you anywhere between 40 and 70 years! Comparatively, you can expect the average roof made from the more traditional asphalt shingle roof to last you between 10 and 20 years. That is a huge difference.

Knowing a metal roof will last so long on your home really gives you peace of mind in knowing that, once the roof has been installed, you won’t have to worry about going through the stress of installing a new roof again for a very long time.

This also helps mitigate concerns some people have over the price of metal roofing. Whilst it is true that metal roofing will almost always cost more than traditional asphalt shingle roofing, the fact that it could last for 3 or 4 times longer means that it is more than worth the extra investment.

The amount of time a metal roof can last for isn’t the only reason we think it makes a much better option for most people than traditional roofing.



One of the main reasons metal roofs last so much longer than more traditional ones is that metal roofs are much more durable. Metal roofs often don’t need as much maintenance checks or repairs as asphalt shingle roofing.

Metal roofs handle the stress of extreme weather conditions much better than asphalt as well. Heavy snow and rainfall should pose no problem for metal roofing, as the smooth surface allows them to simply run off into the gutter. Even lightning, if it does strike your metal roof, will do less damage than if your roof were asphalt, as the metal allows the force of the lightning to be dispersed across the entire roof, rather than being focused in the spot the lightning strikes.


Energy efficiency

Metal roofs also tend to be very energy efficient, being great at radiating heat from the sun during the summer and keeping warm air trapped inside your home during winter. This can help reduce the costs of heating and cooling your home, potentially saving you money every single month.

In fact, all of these factors are the reason why adding a metal roof to your home actually has the potential to add value to your home.

To see our full range of services and products, or to learn more about the benefits of metal roofing, visit NEPA Roofing Pros now!